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“Hell or High Water” Brings WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday to Headliners

The first water rescue that I’m aware of in local concert history, Hell or High Water showcase will bring the music from the flooded Waterfront Wednesday indoors to Headliners Music Hall on Wednesday April 27. Yes, the Lord may have been willin’ but the creek did rise. Meaning, the show must go on! An impressive debut for the 2011 season, Walk the Moon, Sarah Jaffe and The Deloreans are rising stars that are just too damn hot to be challenged by rising water. This 21-and-over show is free. Doors open and 7:00 p.m. and the bands strike up at 8:00…

Drakes…The Newest Addition To Louisville’s Dining/Bar Scene

The St. Matthews dining and bar scene has another top-notch newcomer…Drakes is now officially open for you to come out and play. After attending the grand opening this past Thursday night ( packed!), I went back to try some lunch, and had a chance to sit down with Brandon True, the Managing Partner for Drakes, and find out a bit more about this comfy restaurant and pub. Bluegrass Hospitality Group, co-owned by Bruce Drake and Brian McCarty already have several successful eateries in Lexington, where they are based. Malone’s Steakhouse, Sal’s chop-house and Harry’s Sports bars are the forerunners to Drakes, and I was…

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Wednesday Cancelled This Week

That’s right. The headline at the WFPL site was “Waterfront Wednesday Canceled”. Seriously, this flooding is getting past the fun stage. Dire weather predictions have moved WFPK-FM to cancel this week’s scheduled Waterfront Wednesday show on the Waterfront with Sarah Jaffe and Walk the Moon. It’s the first time in the event’s 10-year history that one of the concerts has been canceled. There’s no Chow Wagon opening up down there either, as it’s moving to Witherspoon Street. The Belle of Louisville has canceled activities through May 2. The Hole-in-One contest at the Water Tower has moved to Seneca. The Mayor…

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Royal Wedding at the Frazier Museum

It’s Royal Wedding week! Everyone excited? Yeah … I know how you feel. Not only have I been failing in my goal to become obsessed with the Royal Wedding, but lately I’ve been failing at becoming obsessed with my own wedding. It’s not that I’m not excited. I’ve just had way too much other stuff going on lately. In a few weeks, I’ll be heading to Europe for a music tour, and my life has been spent on the details of that trip. But seeing as my first stop on the tour is Manchester, England, I figure I should try…

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FREE! FREE! Get Your Queen Tix

Don’t forget — you’ve got a chance to sing along on Bohemian Rhapsody with the Louisville Orchestra, on us. We’re giving away a couple of tickets to Saturday night’s performance at the Louisville Palace, as the Orchestra runs through the Queen repertoire, from Killer Queen to We Will, We Will Rock You! All you have to do is to leave your real email address at the post on this link.

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The Reality — Mint Jubilee’s Big Attractions

OK, Concentrate really hard. Think Sunshine. It’s bound to come sooner or later, just not in the next few days. All this rain guarantees we will have good weather Derby Week, so let’s talk about that. This morning the Mint Jubilee announced that it has an impressive list of celebrities lined up for the big party on Derby Eve at the Palace. Matt Battaglia, hosting the party along with Chris Thieneman and his brother Tom Thieneman Jr., is pulling out the stops to pull in the celebs. And if meeting reality TV stars is your thing, the Jubilee is your…

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Way To Go, Louisville!

Every day more Louisville residents are leaving their car keys at home, strapping on a helmet and pedaling to work, shopping, and other familiar locations. As a result they’re getting healthier and wealthier with every pedal stroke. A perfect time to join them is during May, National Bike to Work Month. May is the perfect time to replace your car with your bike on the way to work, and with gas prices approaching $4 a gallon, you can collect an unexpected pay raise. Bike Louisville is in the process of planning a Bike to Work Day Celebration on Friday, May…

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The Heat is On

Mayor Greg Fischer and officials from the Community Foundation of Louisville and Metro United Way today announced 27 grants totaling $250,000 to area nonprofit organizations that help create a college-going culture in the Louisville community. This funding is in response to the vision created by 55,000 Degrees, a public-private partnership that is working to increase the number of people in our community with college degrees by 55,000 by the year 2020.  Over 140 requests for funding were received. Grants were awarded for programs that address five key “tipping points” that are predictors of students’ future success in their educational journey:…